creating a space for women's voices
One program, essential for the success and empowerment of women in our program is literacy. This is hands down the best way to create the potential for self determination and increased quality of life. Our clients report they are now able to communicate with customers, banking and community officials, help their children with homework and feel a sense of accomplishments and pride.
Over the past three years, we have served over 275 women. Providing the chance to learn to read and write, tell time, communicate, addressing inequity and allowing women to live up to their potential. Our focus on literacy and leadership has created the opportunity for women to engage in their community, becoming advocates and political candidates. This political season five WGEF clients are running for office, local and regional district offices. This is an outstanding example of empowered women challenging the entrenched patriarchy responsible for gender inequality and marginalization of women thru political means, creating the systemic changes that will move her community forward in peace and dignity.
"When you teach a woman to read and write, her whole world opens up." Karen Sugar, WGEF Founder
We have 100 women ready to participate in our program this year beginning in February 2011. We hope you are inspired and will help us continue this life changing opportunity for women in post conflict northern Uganda.
Client campaign poster